USC Beaufort’s Abby Pac went the distance to beat Webber International for a second straight day, helping the Sand Sharks split a Saturday doubleheader that gave them the upper hand in their three-game series in Florida.
Pac scattered seven Webber hits in a 3-2 victory in the opener, and the Sand Sharks nearly made it a sweep before dropping the nightcap 7-6 when the Warriors pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
USCB did all of its first-game scoring in the third inning. Alexa Moore broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single and Natassja Hatcher followed with a two-run single.
Kaitlin Cockroft’s two-run homer for the Warriors in the fifth was Pac’s only mistake of the day, but she shut down the Webber batters the rest of the way.
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The Sand Sharks battled back from an early 3-0 deficit in the nightcap, getting a two-run homer from Carrie Cochran in the second inning and a fourth-run fourth to grab a brief 6-3 advantage.
The Warriors countered, though, with three three runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie it. The game remained 6-6 until Alyssa Householder’s walkoff RBI triple for WIU.